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It’s Official: Binance Buys CoinMarketCap for Undisclosed Amount

Binance has officially announced its acquisition of CoinMarketCap. It was reported earlier this week that an announcement of the purchase was pending. The rumored purchase price placed the acquisition at around $400 million making it one of the biggest crypto-focused acquisitions to date. Binance did not… Read More

Binance to Acquire CoinMarketCap for $400 Million: Report

Zhao Changpeng

Crypto exchange Binance is acquiring CoinMarketCap for up to $400 million, according to a report by the Block. People familiar with the pending transaction said the deal was due to CoinMarketCap’s ability to drive traffic and thus potentially boost utilization of Binance. CoinMarketCap was founded… Read More

Proof of Stake Blockchain Algorand Releases Survey to Gather Information on Status, Spread, and Symptoms of Coronavirus

Algorand (ALGO), a proof-of-stake (PoS)-based blockchain network, has released a global survey which will be used to compile information into a database. The survey will collect information on the current status, spread, and symptoms of the coronavirus (COVID-19). On March 27, 2020, Algorand’s developers noted… Read More

Cryptocurrency Exchange Binance to Delist All 25 of its FTX Leveraged Digital Tokens

Leading digital asset exchange Binance will be delisting all 25 of its FTX leveraged cryptocurrency tokens. The exchange operator wrote in a company blog post published on March 28, 2020: “Due to lack of understanding of how leveraged tokens work by many of our users,… Read More

Brave, the Developer of a Blockchain-based Privacy Browser, Partners Binance to Enable Crypto Trading During Web Surfing

Brave, the developer of a blockchain-powered Internet browser, has teamed up with leading crypto exchange Binance, in order to allow users to trade digital assets through its newly designed tab page. The Brave browser is an open-source project that’s based on Chromium, which is also… Read More

Digital Asset Exchange Binance Introduces P2P Crypto Trading Options with Five Major Latin American Fiat Currencies

Digital asset exchange Binance has introduced peer-to-peer (P2P) cryptocurrency trading options which support five major Latin American fiat currencies. Traders that use Binance’s P2P exchange will be able to purchase and sell digital currencies directly with the Argentine peso (ARS), Brazilian real (BRL), Colombian peso… Read More

Cryptocurrency Exchange Binance to List Tezos (XTZ) on Binance.US, to Support Trades with Binance USD, and US Dollars

Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by adjusted trading volume, has announced that Binance.US, the trading platform’s US-based division, will begin listing Tezos (XTZ) on March 16, 2020 at 9:00 AM EST. As mentioned on the exchange operator’s official website, Binance.US will support trading for… Read More

Binance to Offer Crypto to Fiat Gateways in South Africa, Will Donate $1 Million to Support Blockchain-focused Education Programs

Zhao Changpeng

Changpeng Zhao, CEO at Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by adjusted trading volume, has revealed that the firm will introduce a fiat gateway for South African digital asset traders, which will allow them to make deposits in Rands. The announcement was made during the… Read More

Cryptocurrency Exchange Binance Partners Major Turkish Bank Akbank to Launch Fiat On-Ramp for Turkish Lira

Malta-based crypto asset exchange Binance recently revealed that its fiat on-ramp for the Turkish Lira has officially launched.  Binance has teamed up with Akbank, one of the largest banks in Turkey, in order to introduce the new fiat gateway. Binance’s users in Turkey now have… Read More

Malta’s Authorities Remain Committed to Making Country a “Blockchain Island,” Despite Binance and Other Crypto Exchanges Not Being Licensed

Malta’s financial regulators clarified last week that Binance, the world’s largest digital asset exchange by adjusted trading volume, is not licensed “to operate in the cryptocurrency sphere” within the island nation.  The Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) has not yet issued operational licenses to any… Read More

Blockchain Regulatory Software Developer Shyft Network to Help Binance Comply with FATF Guidelines

Malta-based digital asset exchange Binance has teamed up with Shyft Network, the developer of a public blockchain protocol, in order to ensure that it is complying with updated Financial Action Task Force (FATF) financial market regulations. The Shyft Network was developed to offer a decentralized… Read More

Malta Financial Services Authority Says Binance Is Not Authorized by the Regulator to Operate in Country’s Crypto Industry

The Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA), the nation’s financial regulator, released a statement on February 21, claiming that it never actually regulated Binance, the world’s largest crypto-asset exchange in terms of adjusted trading volume.  To quote the MFSA: Following a report in a section of… Read More

Binance’s Singapore Division Applies for License Under Country’s New Payment Services Act

Malta-based digital asset exchange Binance’s Singapore division has applied for a new payments license under the city-state’s new Payment Services Act, which became effective on January 28, 2020. Changpeng Zhao, CEO at Binance, the world’s largest crypto-asset exchange in terms of adjusted trading volume, confirmed:… Read More

SEC Commissioner Peirce Proposes New Rules for Non Security Token Offerings

SEC Commissioner Peirce has proposed new rules regarding digital assets that may not be securities upon issuance. The proposal was revealed at a speech in Chicago today. As we understand it, Peirce’s proposal, Rule 195, will “set a course for compliant blockchain projects to innovate… Read More

Malta-based Binance Introduces Cardano (ADA) Perpetual Contracts, Tradable Against Stablecoin Tether (USDT)

Binance Futures, the digital assets futures trading platform of Binance, the world’s leading crypto exchange, recently confirmed the introduction of ADA/USDT perpetual contracts. Traders can now trade Cardano (ADA), a digital currency with a market cap of over $1.5 billion, with as much as 75x… Read More

Crypto Trading Platform Binance “Phasing Out Services to Residents of Japan”

One of the world’s most famous cryptocurrency exchanges, Binance, will no longer be serving cryptocurrency speculators in Japan. Binance made the announcement on its Japanese language page. The announcement, according to an automated translation, reads: “Thank you for always patronizing Binance. Binance.com will be phasing… Read More

Chainalysis: Binance, Huobi, other Major Exchanges Used to Transfer $2.8 Billion in Bitcoin to Criminals in 2019

Chainalysis, a leading blockchain analytics and cybersecurity firm, revealed on January 15, 2020 that it had managed to trace $2.8 billion in Bitcoin (BTC) being transferred to criminals via cryptocurrency exchanges in 2019, with the vast majority of these transactions going through Binance and Huobi,… Read More

Banxa, a Provider of Fiat Gateway Infrastructure to Major Digital Asset Exchanges, Secures $2 Million in Funding

Banxa, an established provider of fiat gateway infrastructure to major digital asset exchanges such as Binance, has reportedly secured $2 million via a Series A investment round. The funding round was led by NGC Ventures, one of the most active investors in the crypto-asset and… Read More

Malta-based Digital Asset Exchange Binance to Support Euro Trading Against BTC, ETH, XRP, BNB

Malta-based digital asset exchange Binance has announced that it will be supporting euro (EUR) trading against six major cryptocurrencies, as part of the global platform’s latest fiat-focused expansion. According to Binance’s latest blog post, the exchange enabled trading for EUR pairs at 8am on January… Read More

Binance’s Digital Asset Exchange for US Traders, Binance.US, Launches Beta Testing of its iOS App for All Platform Users

Binance’s digital asset exchange for US-based traders, Binance.US, has launched beta testing of its iOS application for all platform users. The leading cryptocurrency exchange noted that it had started its beta testing via a December 30 tweet. Binance’s management confirmed the successful private beta test… Read More

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